That's why I'm sort of confused by FTDNAs new introductory price for a twelve marker test. I think a lot of people are going to be left disappointed when they get 500 matches and none are related.
I think 12 marker test should have been buried. However, Greenspan says he needs a entry level product. My reply to him would be "How about making 25 markers cheaper?"
That would be nice, but is it economically feasible for FTDNA? I don't know the answer, and I don't think 25 markers are all that much better than 12.
I know that because of the new lower price I have recently been able to recruit a few people for y-dna testing whom I couldn't get before. I don't know how that will turn out for all of them, but I'm hoping they catch the bug and get into the hobby. It seems to be working for one of them. He just got his 12 markers and an "R-M269" prediction, and he is thrilled.